Family Planning Director says Lawsuits are Hurting Australian Abortion Industry

FAMILY PLANNING DIRECTOR SAYS LAWSUITS ARE HURTING AUSTRALIAN ABORTION INDUSTRY, Australian Doctor, February 15, 2002

An article by the director of the Family Planning Association in Australia penned an article for the publication, Australian Doctor, which said that recent lawsuits filed against doctors and facilities performing abortions have begun to hurt the abortion industry. (February 15, 2002) Several lawsuits have been settled for quite large sums in cases in which women have alleged they were not warned about the abortion-breast cancer risk or possible psychological damage resulting from their abortions.

Senate Resolution 8 Defeated By Slim Margin

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS, May 30, 2001 (RFM NEWS) On Tuesday, Senate Resolution 8 failed to pass the Illinois Senate.

Introduced by gubernatorial candidate, state Senator Patrick J. O'Malley [R-18, Palos Park], the Resolution would have created a five member task force to study the possible link between abortion and breast cancer.

Resolution 8, which needed 30 yes votes for passage, fell three votes short, by a margin of 27 (y) - 20 (n) - 1(p). Three Senators who were expected to vote yes missed the roll call vote on Senate Resolution 8, leaving the initiative to face a precarious future.

"This is not a pro-life issue and this is not a pro-choice issue," said Karen Malec, coordinator of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer and herself a cancer survivor. "Resolution 8 is about informing women of the overwhelming scientific information available on the subject. Who knows how many lives the suppression of this information might cost."

Illinois Senator Calls for Hearings on Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

Illinois Senator Patrick O’Malley announced at the end of the legislative briefing sponsored by the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer in October that he intended to file a resolution with the Illinois Senate calling for hearings on the abortion-breast cancer link. His resolution (SR214) calls for an Abortion-Breast Cancer Task Force, which will consist of five members of the Senate. The resolution, which calls for public meetings to be held, is expected to be called soon in the Senate. A copy of the resolution can viewed on our web site.

Missouri State Senator Proposes Informed Consent Legislation

February 5, 2001

Missouri State Senator Peter Kinder (R-Cape Girardeau) has proposed informed consent legislation. Senate Bill 34 would require physicians to inform women of the link between abortion and breast cancer. At least 24 hours before the expected procedure physicians would be required to inform a woman considering an abortion about the increased risk of breast cancer linked with the proposed abortion. Physicians will be required to certify in writing that their patients gave their full consent without coercion. 

Senator Kinder is the Minority Caucus Whip.

Further information can be obtained from the Missouri State Senate web site.

British research indicates abortion doubles breast cancer risk

British Study: Half of Expected Breast Cancer Cases "Attributable to Abortion"

London, England: British researchers from the Populations and Pensions Research Institution, an independent group of statisticians, reported that women who procure abortions double their risks of breast cancer, said The Age (England) on December 4, 2001. 

The incidences of breast cancer and abortion in Finland, Sweden and Great Britain were examined by the statisticians who concluded that the increasing frequency of the disease was directly related to a climb in the abortion rates. 

The statisticians determined that as many as one half of the cases of breast cancer in England and Wales between 1997 and 2023 “will be attributable to abortion.” Patrick Carroll, a statistician and author, revealed that breast cancer rates in England will surge from 35,110 in 1997 to 77,000 in 2023. This dramatic increase will occur because of the large number of abortions performed before first full term pregnancy. 

Ob/Gyn’s and Two Hospitals Informed of their Potential Legal Liability

Christ Hospital, located in Oak Lawn, Illinois, made the national news in the Fall of 1999 because of its involvement with live-birth abortions. Second trimester abortions are being performed there, and the babies which are born alive are left to die, sometimes in the room for soiled laundry. The hospital’s affiliate, Lutheran General Hospital, located in Park Ridge, Illinois also performs abortions. The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer mailed more than a 100 “Dear Doctor” letters to the hospitals and the ob/gyn’s on their staffs and explained to them their legal obligation to inform women of the abortion-breast cancer link. In addition, Dr. Charles Gallina, Executive Director of STOPP Planned Parenthood for Illinois, mailed 62 of our “Dear Doctor” letters via certified mail to physicians in the Springfield, Illinois area. This letter can be found on our web site, and we encourage other individuals and groups to mail the letter to the physicians in their area.

New England Journal of Medicine Recognizes Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

It has been forty-three years since the first study on the abortion-breast cancer link was published in 1957. This was a study published in an English language publication, GANN, and it reported a 160% elevated risk of breast cancer among Japanese women following induced abortion. (Segi et al. (1957) GANN 48 (Suppl):1-63]. Subsequently, the World Health Organization published its study in 1970 and said that the results "suggested increased risk associated with abortion -- contrary to the reduction in risk associated with full-term births." [MacMahon B, et al. Bull Wld Health Org (1970); 43-209-21]. In 1980 Russo and Russo published the results of their study involving laboratory rats which confirmed a relationship between abortion and increased risk of breast cancer. [Russo & Russo (1980) Am J. Pathol 100:497-512].

Illinois Senate Committee Passes Resolution to Investigate Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

April, 2001

On November 29, 2000 Karen Malec, President of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, and John Kindley, Esq. testified before the Illinois Senate Executive Committee in support of Senate Resolution 214, now called SR 8.  The resolution calls for a task force to investigate the abortion-breast cancer link. 

A representative from Planned Parenthood appeared, but did not publicly speak against the resolution.    Only one witness, a lobbyist for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), testified against the resolution.  This is peculiar, considering the fact that the ACLU's George Annas once asserted in a patients' rights book that "even a 1 in 10,000 risk of death must always be disclosed." [George Annas, "The Rights of Patients: The Basic ACLU guide to Patient Rights," 86 (2d ed. 1992)].  Apparently, the ACLU has deviated from its own standard and raised the bar for the abortion-breast cancer risk.  One in every 100 women who procure abortions is expected to die.

Illinois Lawmakers Informed of Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

On October 28, 1999 in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer sponsored a legislative briefing for Illinois lawmakers at the State of Illinois James R. Thompson Building. Dr. Joel Brind, the President of the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, was one of two featured speakers at the briefing, which was well-attended by federal and state legislators, as well as members of the media. Dr. Brind informed lawmakers of the medical research linking Induced abortion with an increased risk of breast cancer. Dr. Brind has been doing research on the connection between reproductive hormones and human disease, including breast cancer, since 1982. While surveying the worldwide studies on breast cancer, he discovered the research on abortion-breast cancer link. As of this date, he has identified 26 out of 32 worldwide studies which show a connection between induced abortion and breast cancer. Dr.

Congressmen want NCI webpage errors fixed

A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH; 12 CONGRESSMEN WANT RE-PUBLICATION OF ERRONEOUS NCI WEB PAGE DISCUSSING ABC LINK

An international women’s organization today severely criticized 12 congressmen who demanded that Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson instruct the National Institutes for Health to re-post an erroneous web page on the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) website discussing the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) research.

On October 21, 2002, twelve House Democrats led by U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman (R-California), sent a letter of protest to Secretary Thompson accusing HHS of having allegedly allowed ideology to “subvert scientific decision making.” The Waxman group had several concerns, one of which included discussion of the ABC research appearing on a National Cancer Institute web page. They said, “Scientific information that does not serve the Administration’s ideological agenda is being removed from HHS websites.”

The 12 members of Congress offered no scientific support for their assertions by including a scientific fact sheet addressing the research. None of the members of the Waxman group is a physician.

Physician changes mind on ABC link

British Physician, Thomas Stuttaford, Does About-Face on Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

June 19, 2001

It was only last year in an August 14, 2000 issue of The Times that Thomas Stuttaford, M.D. authored an article entitled, “Can Abortions Be Linked to Breast Cancer?” In this article, Dr. Stuttaford reassured British women that abortion is a safe procedure. He declared that, “As yet there is no evidence of a causative link between abortion and breast cancer,” and he incorrectly added that “none has been claimed by Professor (Joel) Brind.”

Less than a year later, on May 17, 2001 Stuttaford authored another article for The Times in which he revealed that he had reversed his position on the abortion-breast cancer research. In an article entitled “Fresh Line of Attack,” he wrote that:

“Breast cancer is diagnosed in 33,000 women in the U.K. each year; of these, an unusually high proportion had an abortion before eventually starting a family. Such women are up to four times more likely to develop breast cancer.

Commentary on New York Times report

COMMENTARY ON NEW YORK TIMES REPORTING
OF THE ABORTION-BREAST CANCER LINK

The New York Times has never cared to tell women the following inconvenient facts.

First, National Cancer Institute branch chief Louise Brinton acknowledged a second breast cancer risk associated with abortion in last year's study, Dolle et al. (by leaving the breasts with more places for cancers to start). [1]

Microbiologist Dr. Gerard Nadal is blowing the lid off the NCI's and Dr. Brinton's cover-up of the abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link with daily articles on his blog. See: http://gerardnadal.com/category/breast-cancer/

Second, the NCI, which has a record of publishing outright lies and making misleading statements about the ABC link on its website, has been accused of malfeasance on numerous occasions (which include accusations from Senator Tom Coburn, MD). The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, some scientists and physicians organizations called for a Congressional investigation in January 2010. [2]

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Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

Coalition Letter Against U.S. Senate Bill 959

THOSE WISHING TO SIGN THE LETTER SHOULD CONTACT ANDY SCHLAFLY, Esq., General Counsel for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, by JULY 7, 2013 at aschlafly [at] aol.com (subject: Sign%20letter%20against%20S.%20959) ( ).

As advocates for patients, including the unborn, we oppose U.S. Senate Bill S.959 due to its very harmful impact on the ability of pregnant women to obtain affordable medication that protects against premature birth.  We also oppose S.959 for how it would vastly expand the power of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to write new regulations, which would likely include new interference by the FDA with adult stem cell treatments.

Video about Dolle team study

Dear Friends:

We need your help, so please be sure to read our Action Items at the end of this message!

We are excited about our new YouTube video reporting on the study, Dolle et al. 2009, in which U.S. National Cancer Institute scientist Louise Brinton and Dr. Janet Daling of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center appear as co-authors.

Dolle's team reported significant risk increases for women with abortions and users of oral contraceptives nine months ago, but the National Cancer Institute and cancer fundraising businesses have made no efforts to issue nationwide warnings to women.

The Pill: The Mainstream Media Misrepresents Its Danger

U.S. Journalists 'Celebrate' a Carcinogen's Birthday / British Scientists Shill for the Pill

by Karen Malec, President, Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer

Karen Malec is a frequent contributor to RFFM.org.  Malec is the Founder and President of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer.

A free press and the dissemination of accurate information are among the elements needed for the continuation of a democratic republic. A free people must be educated and have access to truthful information in order to make decisions about the issues of the day, choose worthy candidates for office, participate in the legislative process and promote the common good.

One of the marks of a totalitarian government is one in which the flow of information is tightly controlled so that the attitudes and beliefs of citizens can be formed in a way that benefits the powerful. When journalists in a free society omit or misrepresent scientific evidence that is critical for making life-or-death health decisions, they violate a fundamental human right. Indeed, having the right to protect one's own life trumps every other right.